Graduate Diploma in Learning Sciences and Technology

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

The Graduate Diploma in Learning Sciences and Technology is intended to meet the needs of future and current e-learning professionals, working in both the government and education sectors who are seeking to advance their careers in the field of e-learning or technology-supported learning. You will complete core units of study introducing you to the learning sciences, educational design methodologies, innovative practice and emerging ICT, and a systems view of learning and change. You will then pursue a pathway of either professional or research elective study. The professional pathway will appeal to you if you're looking to work as a learning and development manager, an instructional designer, a multimedia learning designer or a learning strategist. The research pathway will suit you if you want to conduct research in ICT-supported learning or if you're planning to progress to a higher degree by research. If you pursue the research pathway, you'll complete a dissertation (12 credit points) on a topic chosen in consultation with your supervisor. Subject to meeting progression requirements in the Graduate Diploma, you may apply to transfer to the Master of Learning Sciences and Technology.

Course outline


Candidates are required to complete a total of 36 credit points (cp), comprising: 24 cp (4 units of study) of core units; and 12 cp (2 units of study) of elective units.


Further course information

Graduate opportunities

Graduates will have gained the skills suited to meet the needs of future e-learning professionals as well as those working in industry, government and education who are seeking to advance their careers as well as students pursing a research career in ICT-supported learning.

Admission

Admission requirements

A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Learning Sciences and Technology will hold a Bachelor's degree in Education, Computer Science and Technology, Information Technology, Arts (Informatics) or Psychology or a Bachelor's degree and relevant postgraduate studies or one year's full-time professional experience in a relevant field.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made online directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty. On-time applications for Semester 1 (March) close on the last working day of November. On-time applications for Semester 2 (July) close on the last working day in June.

International students

How to apply

International applicants may apply (i) online directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

This 2015, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents

Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.

International students

International tuition fees for postgraduate students

This 2015, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2015, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.

In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.